Friday, March 16, 2007

Two Must See Videos...

My bloggy friend Erin (Hi Erin!) sent out a message last night letting people know that the trailor for a documentary that she is in has been posted on the web. If you have been following my blog, then you know that I have mentioned Erin and her family before (and if you've checked the comments section of my blog, then you have read some of the comments that she has posted on my blog as well). Erin has been an incredible source of inspiration and information for Z and I. Her family's newest addition is little Belane, and you can read about her story here:
http://transracial.adoptionblogs.com/
and here:
http://fullhousefullhandsfullhearts.blogspot.com/

The documentary that Erin is in (I think) originally started as a fundraising video for an organization called Chances by Choice
(http://www.adoption-link.org/chances-by-choice-program.aspx).
Chances by Choice is a one-of-a-kind organization that works to find families for HIV+ children all over the world. They work in conjunction with several adoption agencies to help bring attention to these children and place them in adoptive families. Please check out their site - they do incredible work bringing attention to these often "forgotten" children.

When Deca Productions began producing the fundraising video for Chances by Choice, they also decided to produce a full-length documentary on the subject of the adoption of HIV+ children. The documentary is not yet completed, but you can view the trailor online. I am hoping that someone will pick up this documentary, help complete it, and air it so that more people can learn about these kids. Maybe it will be Oprah...maybe it will be HBO...maybe someone else. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything.

The name of the documentary is "We Are Still Here" and the trailor can be viewed here:
http://www.decaproductions.com/

A portion of the Chances by Choice fundraising video can be viewed here:
http://www.decaproductions.com/reel.html
(click on the Chances by Choice video, lower right-hand side of the screen)

I hope that you will all check out these two videos. They are both short, but they will give you a glimpse into the lives of these kids (and the families who choose to love these children instead of forget about them).

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